photo via Whitney CPBG
Sometimes, when I am blue, I find myself comparing myself to others. She’s smarter than I am, thinner than I am, prettier than I am, wittier than I am. What if you could change all that and the next time you think of something nice about someone else– example: Her hair is perfect. She has such an amazing sense of style” — you give yourself a compliment right back. I am smart. I am pretty. I am fashionable. Result: instead of bitterness and jealousy you actually give yourself a little confidence boost! We all have our low moments, and so why not change a negative feeling into a positive? As the great Maria in The Sound of Music once sang, “I have confidence in sunshine! I have confidence in rain!” I am going to channel my inner Maria and when I see someone who is awesome, I’ll remind myself of this: “She’s awesome. I am also awesome.” Happiness.